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Macron to visit Corsica amid calls for greater autonomy

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Political strength of nationalists means question of island’s status may have to be finally addressed by Paris.

Corsican nationalists protest ahead of Macron's visit

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Protest organisers said up to 25,000 people attended the demonstration in the island's capital Ajaccio ahead of Tuesday's presidential visit. 

Corsican nationalists gain control of new local assembly

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Elections to decide the makeup of a new regional assembly on the French Mediterranean island of Corsica have resulted in a resounding win for an alliance of nationalists who want greater powers of autonomy and the introduction of preferential treatment for locals, such as in access to housing. 

Corsican nationalists surge in first round of French election

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Group led by autonomist leader Gilles Simeoni won 45.36% of the votes for newly-created, more powerful local assembly on French island.

Corsican political leader moves to limit non-resident property purchases

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Senior politician on the French Mediterranean island wants to impose strict limits on property purchases and prohibited zones for non-residents.

Corsica holiday home bombings 'a kind of racism', says French interior minister

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Manuel Valls says bombings of holiday homes on Corsica on Friday was 'a kind of racism', implicitly implicating nationalists over the attacks.